Mac Mini hadn't been refreshed for two years. The device is Apple's most affordable computer, and it has a cult following. An owner must also purchase a display, keyboard, and mouse for the device to work, and the most expensive version of the box also works as an OS X server.
For $499, the least-expensive way to get an OS X machine.
Previously started at $599. New one starts at $499
Haswell CPU and integrated GPU, 802.11ac, that's about it.
Schiiller: Updated with faster processors, fourth generaiton Intel Core processors, Intel Iris and HD graphics 5000, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt ports, world's most effecient
Ok, I might be the only guy more interested in the Mac Mini.
Schiller: We have one other small update today. Mac Mini
Schiller: Can't wait for you to see it and experience the incredible images
Ships today, at $2,499. But old non-5K versions still available, including the recent 21.5-inch, which is essentially a MacBook built into an iMac case.
Pricing on a 4K display? Schiller says $3K. Guess he doesn't shop Monoprice.
Schiller: new iMac with Retina 5K is going to cost $2,499
Schiller: Let's make a comparison. If you try to buy a new 4K display, not quite as many pixels as iMac. Range from $3000 and more.
Schiller: What does this amazing state of the art new iMac cost?
No talking Intel's delayed Broadwell chips. This is strictly Haswell.
Schiller: It's also built together in the most environmentally friendly manner
Ah, there's the AMD. Radeon R9 -- the Mac Pro desktop was also AMD-powered for GPU.
AMD Radeon R9 295. Upgradeable to 295X
Intel 3.5GHz, quadcore i5. Upgradeable to 4 GhZ.
Schiller: Not only have we built an iMac with the most incredible display we've ever made, but throughout the product line we've update.
How much? Don't know yet, but it's not gonna be cheap.
Video wraps up. Schiller is back on stage
Would you buy this as a standalone 5K cinemadisplay?
Riccio: With its stunning Retina 5K display, the new 27 inch iMac is by far the most amazing iMac we've ever built
For professional video people, Apple really pushed last year's Mac Pro desktop as 4K-friendly.
Will Apple start offering 4K video, perhaps in the iTunes store?
Now testimonal by a photographer
Riccio: Whether you're looking at photos or text, the picture is stunning. Also increased contrast ratio so whiter whites and blacker blacks.